Wednesday News Roundup
MIDWAY-BOUND FLIGHT DELAYED AFTER CREWS SMELL UNUSUAL ODOR IN 2 BAGS
A Southwest Airlines flight was briefly delayed at San Francisco International Airport this morning after runway crews smelled an unusual odor coming from two bags being loaded onto the plane, an airport duty manager said.
The incident involved Southwest Flight 2436, which was scheduled to depart at 6 a.m. from SFO to Chicago Midway International Airport, SFO duty manager Cathy Morrison said.
Crews smelled an unusual odor coming from a bag and asked firefighters to inspect it. Nothing suspicious was found and crews continued loading the luggage onto the plane until they smelled a second bag with the same odor, Morrison said.
Fire crews were re-dispatched to inspect both bags and could not find the source of the smell, she said.
The flight eventually departed from SFO at 7:03 a.m., more than an hour late, according to flight status data on Southwest.com.
PEDESTRIAN SERIOUSLY INJURED WHILE RUNNING ACROSS MARKET STREET
A pedestrian was seriously injured when he was struck while running across Market Street in San Francisco early this morning, police said.
The collision was reported around 12:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of Market Street, where the pedestrian in his 40s was running south across the street outside of a crosswalk, according to police.
A four-door blue Acura heading east on Market Street struck the pedestrian, who was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with a broken arm, broken leg and head trauma, injuries that are considered life-threatening, police said.
The Acura driver was not arrested in connection with the collision, according to police.
ONE PERSON INJURED IN WAREHOUSE FIRE
A two-alarm warehouse fire this morning injured a person in Oakland.
Firefighters responded at 1:09 a.m. to 2824 San Pablo Ave. in response to interior and exterior debris fires.
One person was injured in the blaze, according to firefighters.
Responding crews had the fire under control by around 1:30 a.m., according to firefighters.
There has been no information on the cause of the fire or the seriousness of the injury to the person.
OAKLAND: FANS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE PUBLIC TRANSIT TO A’S, WARRIORS GAMES
Sports fans converging on the O.co Coliseum and Oracle Arena today for Oakland Athletics and Golden State Warriors games are being strongly encouraged to take public transit, team officials said today.
Both BART and Capitol Corridor trains stop near the Coliseum, where the A’s are playing the Detroit Tigers, with the first pitch scheduled for 12:35 p.m.
The Warriors will play Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets later today, with tip-off scheduled for 6 p.m.
For those choosing to drive, parking at the Coliseum will cost $20 per car until 1 p.m. and $40 per car after that, according to A’s officials.
O.co Coliseum parking lots will open at 9 a.m. and the ballpark’s gates will open at 11:05 a.m.